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Local Teen Arraigned for Assaulting Cops

A local teen was arraigned on charges he assaulted police at the scene of an underage drinking party on Pleasant Street Friday night.

A local teen with two pending court cases stemming from arrests in town earlier this year was arraigned Tuesday on charges he assaulted police officers who broke up an underage drinking party on Pleasant Street Friday evening.

Bradley Conrad, 18, of 53 Cloutmans Lane, Marblehead, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Lynn District Court to charges of being a minor in possession of alcohol, threatening to commit a crime, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and two counts of assault and battery on a police officer.

At 7 p.m., officer Chuck Sinclair and officer Jason McDonald responded to 148 Pleasant St. after receiving a report of a loud outdoor party and discovered a group of teens sitting around in the backyard, some of whom had beers, according to court documents.

In addition to Conrad, five teens, including Stefan A. Hays-Novak, 18, of 47 Broughton Road; Sam Mastronardi, 17, of 128 Pleasant St.; a 16-year-old and two 14-year-olds were reportedly placed under arrest for being minors in possession of alcohol.

An undisclosed amount of marijuana and more than a dozen beers were reportedly discovered at the scene and were confiscated by police.

When officers attempted to arrest Conrad, he reportedly tried to escape toward Pleasant Street before taking off his shirt, shouting profanities, threatening to kill officers and himself and pacing around the backyard with closed fists, according to court documents.

Conrad was reportedly shown a can of pepper spray before being wrestled to the ground by officers and placed under arrest. He suffered a minor injury while officers were carrying him down a set of steps toward Pleasant Street, according to a police report.

On the way back to the station, Conrad reportedly slammed his head "tens of times" on the shield in front of him, threatened to kick out the cruiser's windows and said he was going to "vomit all over" the backseat, according to court documents.

During the booking process, Conrad reportedly threatened to fight officers and had to be placed in a cell to "calm down."

Conrad was reportedly taken to Salem Hospital because he continually made suicidal comments during his time at the station.

He was arrested in March for alllegedly threatening to bring a knife to school and kill another student and in May for his role in an alleged attempted robbery near .

Though the prosecution argued that Conrad's right to bail should be revoked because he has two pending cases, a judge denied the request and ordered him released on $1,000 cash bail.

Conrad was released on the condition that he stay away from the center of Marblehead except for when he is attending school. He is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 16 for a pretrial hearing.

KlassySalem July 12, 2012 at 03:08 PM
This 18 year old serial criminal should be behind bars. Stop acting like he's the victim here.
Christina Hinote July 13, 2012 at 02:17 AM
1/2 I am sympathetic towards the fact that he may or may not have psychological disturbances such as Bipolar from the sounds of it, but the fact of the matter is, he is not mentally handicapped and therefore should not be exempt from taking responsibility for his actions. I'm 20 and have been married for exactly a year now and I don't spend my time going to underage drinking parties and smoking weed . There are bigger priorities to be attentive to. Adults always look at our generation negatively and this here is a prime example of why many of you feel that way. Not all of us are this "dumb" as it has often been put. I have come to the realization that yes, there are some police officers out there who take their power to their heads, but that shouldn't reflect on the officers who are doing their job. If you are breaking the law,you should undoubtedly pay the price. If you assault an officer doing his job, I believe you should take responsibility in a court of law for those actions as well. Now when one of the officers you assault is my brother, that becomes a personal issue with me. These officers are just like us. At the end of the day, they take off their guns, hang up their uniform and go home to their families.
Christina Hinote July 13, 2012 at 03:52 AM
2/2 The unfortunate part of this is that officers can only restrain and detain, they cannot act fully in self defense and more or less give them what they deserve for assaulting them. Also, in Massachusetts, it is a mere misdemeanor for assaulting a law enforcement officer, yet its a felony of you hit a K-9 or police horse as they are defenseless . I believe it should be a felony regardless. Bipolar or not, he can still receive psychiatric help while facing his consequences in a fashionable jumpsuit. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time, buddy.
Jade Anzivino September 01, 2012 at 02:30 PM
To M. Martin, I agree to the fact that this teenager is crying out for help. There is definitely an underlying problem that is not being seen here. Unfortunately, with these articles the majority of people are only seeing what they are reading and making judgement. Our society is always judging without knowing the real truth. Do they stop to think, as you did, that our teens today are not the teens of yesterday. Today all the bad is easily ready for them to take. Should they have enough sense to know right from wrong? Absolutely! However, peer pressure is forever a stigma in their minds. As well as, the fact that they are living in the moment. They are still children. They think in the moment and not the future. Marblehead is a rich town and unfortunately most of the teenagers are drinking and doing drugs. Most do not get caught because they are in their parents homes well they are working. Every one should take responsibilitu for their actions. However, to be judged as a criminal, put yourself in their shoes before making such harsh judgments. Think before you make a judgement about a person you never even met. What if this person was your family or friend? Would your reaction be different? I think so. Thank you M. Martin for taking the time to actually think about this article and for your response. You clearly have a heart and the knowledge that their is another side to the story.
Jade Anzivino September 01, 2012 at 02:52 PM
As for Klassy Salem and Christina Hinote, You are quick to make judgement. Many of the police use their badge as a power trip. There have been many instances where they have assaulted people and they do not hold blame. One instance is a young female weighing 100 lbs was punched in the face by the arresting officer. The attorney tried to fight it in court, however, the police officer was not held accountable. Where is the justification in that? Why do police not have to take accountability of the law and the citizens have to? The world is not black or white. Unfortunately, many people think that way and that is why the world is corrupt. Where you at the scene of the crime? Did you know that the teenager was assaulted and brought to the hospital due to the injury? Did you read or see the xray report that their was damage to the teenager? No. so until you are the person in those shoes, you should think about making a judgement. As to a serial criminal. This is a small town with nothing going on except to harass the teenagers. If this was lynn or boston, this would not be news.

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